>> reporter: dave, we plan on talking to people as they make their way to work today because the ending of the payroll tax all effect people's paychecks. here is what you need to know. for the past two years americans were enjoying a boost in their paycheck. this payroll tax cut lowered the social security tax from 6.2% to 4.2%. that was an emergency measure put back into place in 2010 to help boost the economy. now the payroll tax is bouncing back up to 6.2% which means less money in your paycheck. here's a break down. the average family making $50,000 a year will see their paychecks decrease by $1,000 a year. the average family making $75,000 a year will see a drop of $1500 a year. the average family making $100,000 a year will see $2,000 less annual. congress was foe cushioned on preventing deeper spending cuts and bigger tax hikes.